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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the same storage medium.

This collection is meant to be a deep storage archive of these sets of files and data, fused together as originally acquired from efforts to preserve them. Sometimes the files ran together on a bulletin board system, while others are collections of images disks or cassettes that were in the possession of one person.

The ideal situation would be a legion of curated displays and presentation of this data to an audience, or as fully-described datasets for the purposes of research and historical knowledge. Over time, these collections may find new iterations as such museum pieces and study aids, but for now they are gathered groups of information, awaiting the computer history equivalent of "crate diggers" going through "the stacks" to find precious forgotten history.

Researchers will also want to visit TOSEC, the Old School Emulation Center collection, and the gathered collection of FTP Sites at the FTP Site Boneyeard.

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aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
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1964
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60 frames per second
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Apple
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jazzcat
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rbbs
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tromaville
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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Joel Middendorf
software
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This is a modification of stolen's 1964 fork . It has been further optimized and improved such as adding a field of view slider and increasing overclock to 18 times ( full changelog ) Source is included [source.tar.bz2] as required by GPL This emulator is primarily made for GoldenEye/Perfect Dark and their ROM hacks. It has poor ROM support outside of these games. All the tweaks made to 1964 only benefit GE & PD * 60FPS video demo * Read bundle_readme.txt for instructions and faq *...
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Topics: goldeneye, perfect dark, 60fps, mouse injector, mouselook, mouse hack, 60 frames per second,...
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Various
data
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This item is a compilation of images acquired from a 12,000+ floppy collection of one of the members of the cracking group "Bamiga Sector 1". It was in an attic in Belgium for roughly 25 years and is in the process of being imaged by a small set of volunteers.  The collection is expected to grow over time and will be noted here when it is complete. The website for the project is  http://www.amigaclub.be/bs1/ For easy downloading, the collection will be a set of .zip files, which can...
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
software
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comment 1
The Complete ScummVM Collection v2.0
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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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This is a collection of Macintosh software disk images ranging from the mid-80's to the late '90's.  The formats include 400K MFS, 800 HFS, 1.44 HFS, original CD images & custom disk images that I have created.   No guarantees that 20+ year-old software will actually work, although all the of the disk images except for the 400K MFS disks have been successfully mounted using Mac OSX 10.6 and Mac OS 9.2.2.
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Topics: MacClassic, Macintosh, MacOS, Apple, PowerPC, PowerMac, 68K
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Various
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Contributed by Charles Shrader, this is a collection of Amiga .ADF files, ready for use in an emulator or writing out to floppies to boot on original Amigas. The general collection was assembled around 2000 and transferred recently. The pile of floppies was from an unknown owner, and acquired through eBay, so no direct information is available. In total, there are roughly 1,000 .ADF images in this collection. They contain games, utilities, and documentation files.  To browse the directory of...
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
software
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Pulled from the Firefox Marketplace in March 2018 using the included script, these are all software materials available before the site's shutdown.  To browse the Wayback Machine grabs of the Marketplace, visit this page . To browse the contents of this large .ZIP file, click this link . Firefox Marketplace is a discovery and distribution platform for web apps. It imbues Mozilla's principles of transparency, user control, and open innovation that locked-down platforms lack. Its mission is to...
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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The Sharp X68000 Collection
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A variant set of Amiga programs and documentation, with additional information files and listings. To browse this collection of files, click here .
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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The files in this archive are taken from the file section of The Cave BBS of Raleigh, NC, USA. From December 1992 to February 9th, 1998, I ran a one-node WWIV BBS in Raleigh, NC, USA called "The Cave BBS." At its height it had over 1000 users, although definitely not all were active at once. The BBS was members of FIITA net, SWIPEnet, and CaveNet WWIV message networks at one time or another. I started with the BBS software WWIV 4.21a and slowly upgraded to WWIV 4.24a over the years,...
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A Random assortment of DOS-based games from a Belgian collector.
Everything about the Amiga
From the MAME Forums: "Years ago we had a forum member named oNyX who used to go around to arcade auctions and California Extreme type events and take pictures of cabs for MAME use. He also collected pictures and info from ebay auctions around the time (2000-2003ish). It became several gigabytes and was shared through a couple of FTPs for certain groups. Eventually most of it went up on a MAMEfans website but not in a way where you could just download it all. I've tossed a few other things...
Complete archives of a photo and image sharing community called TheMAXX, which provides insight into news, memes and experiences from the early 2000s.
So, I guess hoarding every single textfile on winmx was my deal or something at the time. There was this thing where to allow propogation of new server files, all files (I believe) < 32K were allowed to skip the queue, so textfiles could be easily hoarded. There's probably a bunch of sketchy junk in here. I had a "download all the things" attitude at the time, so none of this should reflect me, but should hopefully be a pretty accurate representation of textfiles on WINMX in 2003....
Topics: textfiles, filesharing, winmx
Random collection of DOS and Windows 3.1 Games, from various parts of the 1990s.
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Jazzcat
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Jazzcat Disk Collection Hi, Contained herein is the disks sitting in my garage in Tasmania, Australia. This is my SECOND collection of C64 wares as my first collection (disks spanning 1985-1996) along with all other earthly belongings, was destroyed with my house in 1996. The disks have been converted using WarpCopy (courtesy of Graham/Oxyron) via 1541U+E. Whilst the utmost care as been undertaken to bring all data to PC without any sector errors, there has been a few errored disks. To counter...
A variety of .ZIP files from BBSes, including history around 1980 up through the late 1990s.
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by RBBS
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Original Location of These Files:  http://www.rbbs.be/bam/ To Browse this Archive: Click Here This is a nearly complete archive of disks of one of Belgium's oldest and biggest cracking groups on C64. After the Belgian Amiga Club recovered the BAMIGA SECTOR ONE collection, we managed to obtain their C64 collection as well. Please note that this software is NOT tested, and still needs to be sorted.  RBBS is NOT responsible for viruses. We did not receive any virus warnings while archiving these...
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 12000-12999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [12236] '96 Wide World Flix [12235] '96 Wide World Pix [12161] 1995 In Music [12305] 1996 Tax Forms [12306] 1997 Tax Forms [12347] @Cool Games and Shareware [12348] @Cool Videos [12680] a [12751] AAA Photo Gallery [12343] AAC Management Area [12470] ABC Kidzine Games! [12695] ABC Kidzine Toolbox [12213] Accessorize [12249] ACLU Upload_Download Library [12000] Additional Personnel Listings...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
Imaged by Jason Aller in May of 2018. DOS format floppies.
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 10000-10999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [10417] 1996 HFStival [10147] 24BIT DIGITAL_ Flowers & Vegetation III [10190] 24BIT Digital_ Flowers & Vegetation II [10193] 24BIT E-Paint_ Abstract & Conceptual II [10513] 24BIT E-Paint_ Characters & Creatures II [10195] 24BIT Rendered_ Characters & Critters II [10194] 24BIT Rendered_ Sci-Fi Spacecraft II [10518] 24BIT_ Rendered Basic Scenery [10581] 2nd new Library [10886]...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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A large collection of .EDD images created by Antoine Vignau from various Apple II sources. EDD (Essential Data Duplicator) is a disk image format to capture Apple II floppy disks at the raw level, supporting even non-standard copy-protected disks with odd configurations. It is associated with specialized hardware (EDD+ Card) and software (“I'm fEDD up”).
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9000-9099. Some descriptions (info.txt files) for multiple items in the same library with the same subject may be missing. A listing of the file libraries is below: 2Market updates mac ABC Prime Time Photos & Clips Artwork Bad Religion Beastie Boys Brandy Capital's Photos Chat Logs (Private) Chat Logs (Public) Chris Isaak Christianity Apologetics Cobb 1-2-3 User's Journal Cobb Full Throttle Cobb Inside Access Cobb Inside Excel Cobb Inside...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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Collection of floppies from Central OH Guy.
A contributed set of 4 Apple II Hard Drive images.
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Tromaville
software
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A collection of Flash animations from Tromaville called "The Daily Delicious", from circa early 2000s.
Wonky Flux Batch 2019 02.zip